Re: ATTN: FLEET COOPER DESCENDANTS....
Have their been any break-throughs with the new autosomal DNA testing for this family?
This is why I ask:
My COOPER line does not match yDNA with those listed on the results page for Fleet COOPER's descendants.
However, I have had 3 COOPER family members tested on the Family Finder Test (Family Tree DNA's autosomal test).One person they all match with happens to be a descendant of James COOPER (b.1661 in Stratford on Avon--which is the same line you are talking about in the above post.Some trees have Fleet coming from that line, as you suggested.I don't know how much you know about autosomal testing, and I'm not much of an expert myself.But since this "match" has the James COOPER 1661 as an ancestor, it doesn't necessarily mean my line descends from him too.It could be that I come through any one of this match's other lines.I'm just trying to rulethis James COOPER line in or out.If Fleet comes from James 1661, then I shouldn't pursue this COOPER line.